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Eggs & Issues to Take Up Education as Topic

Eggs & Issues to Take Up Education as Topic


From the Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce:

Education will be the topic of the April 3rd Eggs & Issues breakfast, sponsored by Georgia Power. Anthony Pack, Superintendent, Monroe County Board of Education and Mickey Daniell, Energy Efficiency Education Coordinator, Georgia Power Company, are speaking.
 Monroe County's Educational System has been rated in Georgia's Top 20 under Anthony's leadership.  Mickey and his 10 peers have delivered their "Learning Power" program to 115,000 Georgia students in less than two years.  Anthony and Mickey's presentations will be informative, interesting, and entertaining.

We will be meeting Wednesday morning at 7:30 in the Monroe Room at the Ramada Inn.

Monroe, Pike, Hancock Co. Schools Closed Tuesday

Monroe County superintendent says that students do not have to report to school this morning.

Teachers and staff will have a teacher work schedule today and should report at 10 this morning.

Students at Monroe County Head Start will not report this morning. Staff reports at 10 a.m.

There will also be no preschool at First Baptist Church in Forsyth.

Pike County schools closed this morning.

Hancock County schools are also not reporting this morning. 












How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

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Monroe County Voting on Penny Tax

Monroe County Voting on Penny Tax

Voters will be casting their ballot for a penny tax in Monroe County.

Monroe is voting for a special purpose local option sales tax to fund education projects, or SPLOST.

It's also known as an E-SPLOST, or education special purpose local option sales tax.

The last day to vote is March 19.

Monroe County wants to raise up to $29 million over the next five years. The money will go toward buses and transportation, arts and agriculture, repairs and maintenance, and technology.


Here's where to vote:

Monroe County Annex building from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Forsyth Voting on $29 Million Education Penny Tax

Voters will decide whether to approve the education local option sales tax or ELOST that would take effect after the current one expires in 2014.

Voting is currently underway and will end March 19. Cast ballots at the Monroe County annex building from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

"When people vote for this one penny sales tax, if they just consider the name BART, B-A-R-T. That's buses and transportation, arts and ag, repairs and maintenance, and technology," says Truett Goodwin, the Cultural and Academic Supporters of Excellence, or CASE, chair. 

It's a group that supports the ELOST.

The ELOST will last until the $29 million is raised or at the end of 5 years. Of that, 25 percent will be used for a fine arts building and animal science building.

"When the elementary schools do their performance, students, teachers and parents have to stand. There's just not enough room," says Percell Kelley the CASE treasurer.

Monroe County Special Olympics Slated for March

The 2013 Special Olympics are scheduled for March 8th at the Mary Persons High School track.

That's from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.